Memorial Day 2024: Looking for family fun? Check out events in, near Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Memorial Day falls on Monday, May 27, in 2024 and there are multiple events in the Baton Rouge area where you can celebrate the festivities and honor those who have served our country.

“Memorial Day originated during the American Civil War when citizens placed flowers on the graves of those who had been killed in battle,” according to Brittanica.

The Baton Rouge area will have a few festivities, including a memorial gala, pickleball fest, concert and painting class.

Check out these events celebrating Memorial Day that will be taking place in, near Baton Rouge.

Looking for a hibachi restaurant? Check out these places in Baton Rouge for Japanese food

L36 A Warrior’s Way 4th Annual Memorial Gala

The L36 A Warrior’s Way 4th Annual Memorial Gala will be held at the Carter Plantation Golf Cours in Springfield. The memorial gala will feature food, an open bar, silent auction and live entertainment from Jason Hunt with The Perfect Experience.

  • When: 7-11 p.m. Saturday, May 18.

  • Where: 23475 Carter Trace, Springfield.

Memorial Day Valor Gallery

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome is inviting residents to attend a special tribute to veterans for the Memorial Day Valor Gallery at the Main Library at Goodwood.

  • When: 9 a.m. Thursday, May 23.

  • Where: 7711 Goodwood Blvd.

Stacks Pickleball Fest 2024

The first annual Stacks Pickleball Fest 2024 will be coming to Baton Rouge on Memorial Day weekend. The tournament will feature age-based divisions, singles and gendered and mixed double divisions, according to the event’s website.

  • When: Friday, May 24 to Monday, May 27.

  • Where: 10000 Celtic Drive Stage 4, Baton Rouge.

Memorial Day Weekend Party

The Memorial Day Weekend Party at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Baton Rouge will feature live music, food, drinks and a staycation.

  • When: Friday, May 24 to Sunday, May 26.

  • Where: 4728 Constitution Ave., Baton Rouge.

2024 Memorial Day Garden of Flags

The 2024 Memorial Day Garden of Flags will be held at the Louisiana State Capitol the Saturday prior to the national holiday. Blue and gold star families will march from the Mississippi River Levee on North Street.

  • When: 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 25.

  • Where: 900 N. Third St., Baton Rouge.

Memorial Day at Louisiana National Cemetery

The VA will be hosting Memorial Day commemoration ceremonies throughout the country. The event in Louisiana will be held at the Louisiana National Cemetery in Zachary on Memorial Day.

  • When: 10 a.m. Monday, May 27.

  • Where: 303 W. Mt. Pleasant Zachary Road, Zachary.

Memorial Day Tour

There will be a house tour of the Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site. Throughout the day, visitors will be able to learn about the military members of Rosedown’s Turnbull-Bowman family.

  • When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, May 27.

  • Where: 12501 Louisiana 10, St. Francisville.

Open Class: ‘Star Spangled Sky’

At this painting class on Memorial Day, eventgoers will be getting the opportunity to paint a “Star Spangled Sky”‘” on a 16×20 canvas. According to the event’s website, general admission for this event is $35.

  • When: 7-9 p.m. Monday, May 27.

  • Where: 7248 Perkins Road, Suite F, Baton Rouge.

Baton Rouge Concert Band Memorial Day Concert

Join the Baton Rouge Concert Band for their Memorial Day Concert on Monday, May 27, as they honor members of the Armed Forces who lost their lives. According to the event’s website, the band will be playing marches and patriotic music.

  • When: 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, May 27.

  • Where: 7711 Goodwood Blvd., Baton Rouge.

Cajun Country Jam: Memorial Day Festival

The Cajun Country Jam: Memorial Day Festival will feature three days of live music in South Louisiana. Some of the artists performing at this year’s festival include Chase Matthew, Clay Walker and Justin Moore.

  • When: Friday, May 24 to Sunday, May 26.

  • Where: 30436 Eden Church Road, Denham Springs.

Do we need to add anything to the list? Email and let us know!

Latest News

Copyright 2024 Nexstar Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

For the latest news, weather, sports, and streaming video, head to